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Jazz for classical pianists with David Hall – mixed ability – sold out

21 October 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 23 October 2022 @ 3:30 pm

This course is designed for classically trained pianists (intermediate – advanced) who would love to delve into or brush up on their jazz skills! David Hall (FRCO, MA Cantab) will help you combine solid piano technique, aural skills and jazz music theory to help you explore a sound world perhaps different to the one you began playing the piano on.

Learn how to read chord symbols and interpret them to create your jazz performance. Develop your aural and memory skills, exploring and learning new tunes by ear. Find out about the various styles of jazz and recreate the authentic textures of boogie, swing, bop and modern jazz. Develop your improvisation skills… and accompany a jazz singer!

David Hall was recently described by the Sunday Times when they joined us on a Finchcocks piano course, as a “musical powerhouse”. This is him in action at one of our Saturday evening recitals in the main Hall of Finchcocks.

And on our open-air stage with host Jennifer Maslin!

During the course, guests are welcome to try out each of our nine grand pianos in the vaulted cellars – to help put into practice what has been discussed in the group sessions.

If you aren’t sure whether this is the right course for you, or quite what your level is, please drop Jenny a line using the form below, or give here a ring on 01580 428080.

Weekend courses

from £620 (inclusive of accommodation, tuition and all food and wine)



    21 October 2022 @ 7:00 pm
    23 October 2022 @ 3:30 pm
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    Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1HH United Kingdom